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  • Harvard Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"How would you reach out to people in poorer communities around the hospitals who aren't coming to use its services? (general discussion of providing culturally appropriate/sensitive medical care and changing medical culture)" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What are your biggest strengths and weaknesse?" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"General discussion of undervaluing of public health in U.S. Felt more like exchange of ideas than interview." -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What experience have I found most rewarding?" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my AMCAS, looked at school's website, talked to a friend who goes there" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"approachability of faculty interviewer; how nice and down-to-earth students were; diversity of student body; PBL aspect of curriculum" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"coldness of admissions and lack of scheduled activities- we had to arrive for mtg at 8:15 am although interviews were spaced throughout day and only scheduled activity was combined lunch/tour in 1 hour time slot; didn't get to see hospitals on tour, didn't get to interact with any 3rd or 4th year students; no financial aid presentation (I had to go to the office myself). I know Harvard has a lot of resources and can do hospitality well when they choose, so it was especially disappointing. I even asked about when classes were so I could visit one and they didn't know any specific information." -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't meet any 3rd or 4th years so I could have found a way to talk to some on my own." -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were relaxed - two 1-hour interviews - one w/ faculty member, one w/ students. Tour was limited - we only really saw the campus dorm and facilities, the classrooms were locked and time was limited. Great students and great facilities though, and despite poor interactions with admissions office I came away loving the school" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

Logan

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Very cold - didn't provide many activities and weren't helpful when asked about info on class schedu" -Posted 01/14/2009 | Report Response

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